Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
know, a young obama having a political awakening found his activism in the movement sparked by the people in the united states and around the world who were using boycotts and such to fight south africa. >> and they met, as we said, and there's just that one picture i think it was snapped by his driver in 2005. he's a senator from illinois. look at that. >> it's an interesting back story, because i -- the man who took it david cats traveled around all the time with him, but he's a very good photographer and always kept a camera with him and would go to other things. new to take wla would became historic pictures. that photo you showed of a silhouetted obama, it was right next to his desk. >> you know, this photograph, we are told ended up on the desk both of president obama in the white house and of nelson mandela in his office back in south africa. we all know that this past summer when nelson mandela fell ill for the last time, president obama had a trip scheduled to that part of the world. he they did not meet but he did go inside his cell in robben island. here's what he wrote.
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
of the ban on undetectable guns. president obama attending nelson mandela's funeral in south africa signed the bill using the auto pen. it does paul short of what many democrats wanted, tightening loopholes to address new 3-d printing technology but they ran into a brick wall from the gun lobby. meanwhile states have been more successful than the feds on gun control. 21 states enacting new laws to curb gun violence. according to the brady campaign and law center to prevent gun violence. california, new jersey, connecticut, maryland, scoring the highest, followed by new york, massachusetts and hawaii, but 26 states got a grade of f. arizona scored the lowest. let me bring in dan gross, president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and psychologist bart rossi. good to see both of you. dan, let's start with your report card. 21 states have passed laws to curb gun violence. what kind of progress is being made? >> tremendous progress. in fact progress that would have been considered unthinkable to a lot of people a year ago. there are eight states that have passed really meanin
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
, bringing car crashes, cancelled flights and chaos, and it's not over yet. >>> president obama is in the air right now headed to south africa to honor nelson mandela. security is tight as the soccer stadium there hosts dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the